Business Manager
Anthony Gallagher

Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Kevin Heffernan

Steamfitters Local 420

14420 Townsend Rd.
Philadelphia , PA 19154

Ph: (267) 350-4200
Fx: (267) 350-4299
UA Local 420!

Training Center

No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association.  For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada.

Over the past several decades, the United Association's training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.

No one can match the commitment or investment.  The UA spends over $100 million annually on training programs efforts involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local training facilities at any given time.

If the United Association wanted to select the area which best reflects this commitment to the training and excellence produced, it could well look to state of Pennsylvania.  Thanks in part to our relationship with the Mechanical Contractors Association, Steamfitters local 420 offers state of the art training year round.

We train apprentices and journeyworkers in many skills including: Pipe Fabrication, Pipe Welding, Orbital Tube Welding, Medical Gas Systems, Process Safety Management, Instrumentation /Calibration, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Rigging, Pipe Drafting, OSHA Safety, Computer Aided Drafting, Computerized Pipe Design in 3D, Primavera (Computer Software) Planning and Scheduling, and more.

In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, we offer continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as associate degree programs.

Click Here to watch a short video on Local Union 420 Steamfitters' Training Center.

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Training Center News

JAT 2017-2018 Semester- Course Completion Journeymen List
Fri, May 18, 2018

Please Click Here for a list of the journeymen who completed the Journeyman Advanced Training Course I and Course II for the semester ending May of 2018.


Local Union 420 Members Can Earn An Associates' Degree In Applied Science
Fri, May 4, 2018

Local Union 420 Training Center has partnered with Washtenaw Community College for members to earn an Associates’ Degree in Applied Science. Please Click Here for more information.


Journeymen Photo Request for NEW Safety Course Card
Wed, May 2, 2018

Please click the above headline if you are a Local 420 journeyman who has taken your Initial 8-Hour PSM Course at the training center between the years of 1994 and 2006.  The training center is requesting your photo for a new safety card that will be issued.


2017-2018 JAT Course Descriptions and Schedule
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Journeyman Advanced Training Schedule and Course Descriptions.


PSM Online Refresher
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Local Union 420 journeyworkers can take the PSM refresher online in order to update their card.  For first time users, please Click Here for directions on how to register and complete the course.   Returning registered users can Click Here to be redirected to the Training Portal.


Continuity Form for Welding and Brazing Certifications
Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Please Click Here to download a continuity form to update welding and/or non-med gas brazing certifications. For Medical Gas Brazing certification continuity, please Click Here, to download the continuity form from the NITC.


Building Trade Journeyworker Evening Class Letter
Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Click Here to open a pdf file of the Evening Class Letter for Local 420 Building Trade Journeyworkers. Local 420 journeyworkers can complete the bottom portion of the letter and mail or fax it back to the training center.  The contact info for the training center is located at the top of the letter.


Training Center Events

February 2019 Apprenticeship Applications
Fri, Apr 27, to Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Please click on the title above for information on applying to the Steamfitter or Mechanical Equipment Service apprenticeship programs.